You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
NYC festival Governors Ball begins today on Randall's Island, and there's plenty of great stuff on today's schedule. The day ends with the back-to-back of early '00s rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jack White (the latter of whom unfortunately overlaps with James Blake), and before that it's DC rapper GoldLink, Toronto dream popsters Alvvays, Australian psych rockers Pond, local rapper A$AP Twelvyy and more. If you're not going, you can stream it live.
The Longshot, The Trashbags @ Baby's All Right
Billie Joe Armstrong is currently on the road with his band The Longshot playing much more intimate venues than he usually plays with Green Day. They've been playing all or most of their debut album at these shows, plus tons of classic covers and a few Green Day songs. This is the third of three NYC shows. Sold out.
Primus, Mastodon @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
The very cool double bill of alt-metal weirdos Primus and sludge staples Mastodon are on the road together as we speak, hitting Asbury Park tonight and Coney Island on Sunday.
Japandroids, Dusted @ Elsewhere
Vancouver rockers Japandroids are in town for Governors Ball (which they play tomorrow), but the best way to see these guys is late-night in a club, so it's good news that first they play this GovBall After Dark show.
Cut Copy @ Brooklyn Bowl
Also before playing GovBall tomorrow, Australian synth popsters Cut Copy will have the dancefloor bouncing at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.
Eric B & Rakim, KRS-One, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh, Ed Lover, Fat Joe @ Barclays Center (Yo! MTV Raps)
MTV is bringing back Yo! MTV Raps, the groundbreaking hip hop series that ran 1988 to 1995, and to celebrate, they're throwing this 30th anniversary concert with tons of veteran hip hop talent.
Bodega, Public Practice, Pill/Eaters @ Sunnyvale
While their terrific debut album, Endless Scroll, got pushed back to July, Bodega are still throwing a release party for it tonight (and they'll have copies available at the merch booth). This is a pretty killer show all-around, with Public Practice (the new band featuring half of Wall and half of Beverly), and a collaborative set between Eaters and Pill.
Natalie Prass, Angelica Garcia @ Rough Trade
Natalie Prass has ditched the "Disney princess" comparisons of her debut for her funky new LP that channels disco and '90s R&B. It's fun stuff, and she celebrates its release tonight.
Red Hare, Suicide Pact, High Disciple @ Coney Island Baby
Red Hare are a new-ish band that includes members of veteran hardcore bands like Dag Nasty, Swiz, Bluetip, Garden Variety, and more, and they basically stick to the formula that they helped define decades ago. Opening this show is another band with veteran hardcore/post-hc musicians, High Disciple, the dub band with members of Texas is the Reason, Jets to Brazil, Lifetime, and more.
Annie Hart, Domino Kirke, Gussie @ Alphaville
Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart headlines this show that also features Domino Kirke (of the talented Kirke family), and synthpop artist Gussie.
The Soul Rebels @ The Bell House Summer Series at Industry City
Brooklyn venue The Bell House is presenting a series of summer concerts at Sunset Park's Industry City Courtyard, and tonight's has New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels (who frequently collaborate with cool artists like Talib Kweli, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest members, Wu-Tang members, Portugal. The Man, and much more).
Marginal Consort @ Pioneer Works
Japanese improvisational collective Marginal Consort only meet once a year and discuss nothing before their annual performances, "preferring to gather as a collective of horizontally organized independent solos rather than a cohesive goal-oriented ensemble."
CupcaKke @ House of Independents
CupcakKe is often known for how raunchy she is, but the raunch is no schtick. She's a real-deal rapper and this year's great Ephorize proves that. Her live shows are also super fun, as you can experience in Asbury Park tonight.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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